Information for Certificate Program Applicants

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Information for Certificate Program Applicants

Please use the following admission requirements checklist to complete your admissions process for our certificate programs. All application materials must be received by the deadline for the semester to which you are applying.

Certificate Program Admission Requirements Checklist

1. Complete Your University Application
You can begin your online application here. To begin you will be prompted to create a login ID and six-digit PIN to access our Genisys student information system. The login ID and PIN allow you to save your application so you can view or edit it at a later time.

2. Pay Your $25 Application Fee
Your application will be considered official in our system once we have received your application fee. For your convenience, you may pay your non-refundable application fee online or by mail using a check.

3. Provide Your Official College Transcripts
An official transcript indicating the latest degree conferred is required. Use our Transcript Request Form to have Regent University obtain your official college transcripts for you. Additional transcripts may be requested on a case-by-case basis.

4. Send Your Professional Resume
Provide an updated copy of your professional resume or curriculum vitae that includes:

  • Employment history with details of responsibilities, skill sets and results
  • School, community and church leadership positions
  • Service activities in which you have been involved
  • Academic and non-academic honors and distinctions you have received

Your resume should be emailed directly to the Admissions Office at using the subject line: SBL Certificate Application Pieces.

5. Write Your Admissions Essay
Your admissions essay should be emailed directly to the Admissions Office at using the subject line: SBL Certificate Application Pieces. Be sure to view our essay writing guidelines.

Essay Writing Guidelines

To assist us in your evaluation, please complete these essay questions. Your response is your opportunity to articulate your goals and fit for the program and will be used by the Admissions Committee to determine an admissions decision.


  • Strive for clarity and specificity
  • Response should not exceed 500 total words

In your response, please answer each of the following questions:

  1. Describe your personal and professional goals and how graduate-level coursework from the School of Business & Leadership will help you facilitate your objectives.
  2. Why have you selected Regent University to help you achieve these objectives?
  3. Certificate programs in the School of Business & Leadership are rigorous but rewarding. Please comment on personal attributes as well as previous experiences that are reflective of your ability to successfully complete graduate-level coursework. You are encouraged to be creative in your answer but here are some suggestions of information you may want to consider when crafting your response:
    • Previous academic and professional experiences that document your capacity for learning
    • Personal characteristics you will contribute to the courses
    • What makes you a good candidate for this school

Your essay should be e-mailed directly to the Admissions Office at using the subject line: SBL Certificate Application Pieces.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.


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